River West Artworks
Original Art, Artisan Works and Photographs by Jan Jenkins and Brian Erickson

Flying In The Wind

“Flying In The Wind” expresses my love of repeating patterns and my need to both create order from chaos and make art that provides a peaceful and meditative experience and where I can lose myself in the creative process. This is part of a series of visual artworks, along with an accompanying poem, that are based on a recurring dream I have where I rise from the ground and fly over land. The dragonfly is an integral part of the Manitoba landscape and symbolizes change through self-discovery and the opening of oneself to living freely and in the moment. This overall design is also a repeating pattern when digitized. I created “In The Wind” with oil pastels using a sgraffito technique. Practiced in Italy since the 1730’s, sgraffito is an old and beautiful “subtractive” method of creating images by scraping away a surface of medium in patterns and shapes to expose underlying layer(s) of colour.

This 9x12" artwork is matted to fit a 16x20" frame. Price is $200 matted, $250 matted and framed, plus shipping and taxes.